Sunday, July 5, 2009

Guest Bedroom



Hello, Dear Ones! I'd love to share my guest bedroom with you. I don't have any 'befores' to show you so you'll just have to imagine! :)

I've been working on one of my guest bedrooms for the past few weeks and now I'm ready to reveal it to you! Oh, joyness! Please forgive me ~ I know I post lots of pictures but I just want to show you everything. Well, maybe not exactly everything ~ not inside the closet, or in the drawers or under the bed! :)

The quilt on the bed was the inspiration for the room. My mother is a quilter and made this for me many years ago. I love it! She calls the pattern 'The Cherry Basket'.


She also made me the fronts of my pillow shams and then I found some co ordinating fabric and sewed them up!

These sheets look a little gray but they're actually a very pretty green with embroidered flowers and I think they look really sweet with my quilt.

See this olden bed? It's called a Cannon Ball because on the posts the little balls resemble cannon balls! I'm sure you knew this! ;) This was our first bedroom suite and we've kept it all these years. I've seen so many of you painting the socks off your wooden pieces, but somehow I just can't do it! Pray for me! :) Then I found some plates, I'm a dishaholic you know, and hung them on the wall surrounding the little flower pictures.

There's only one matching night stand ~ don't know why we only bought one! It's been too long ago to remember! I made a little runner to go over the top of the table because it protects the top a little.

I found some new lamps ~ shh...they're really not new, but new to me! I used the shades I had on some other little lamps. They're a pretty green with a green bow tied on. Do you think these shades are a tad too little? Mr. Precious said they looked fine. I think he just didn't want me to spend any more money! :)


I have a couple of paintings hung low over the night stands. I'll tell you a little story. You know how I love to tell you little stories! My mother wanted me to paint her these two pictures and I told her I would (I'm definitely not a painter, but I piddled with paint). I kept putting it off and putting it off until she literally made me sit down and do these. I hated doing them! She kept them for years and then gave them back to me. Maybe she hated them too? Oh, well, I hung them up because the colors matched and I smile with I look at them now remembering how I hated painting them. I'm easily amused you know. ;)


I showed you my curtains that I made last week. I really like them and no one had to "MAKE" me sit down and sew these!


Here you can see the little area between the two windows, just perfect for the chest of drawers. Do you call your chest that? I always have, but when I typed it just now, it looks funny! I have an olden guardian angel picture hanging above it. I love that painting!


I've inherited a few things since my Mother moved into a retirement center and this little lamp is one of them. Love it! Thanks Mom!

A trio of angels...

...and my chest with the floral arrangement I made! You may remember it!

My precious pillow sachet I won from sweet Rebecca's giveaway! Woo Hooness!

Here's the other window with the little sewing rocker I recovered. I've shown you this too!

I know some of you don't like ceiling fans! But honey, this is Texas and it gets HOT here!

Now you can see the other side of the room facing the bed. The dresser had a special top with a mirror but Mr. Precious busted it all up somehow! So I found another mirror to hang over it.

See the crocheted runner? Well, I made this back in the early 1970s and was heading toward a tablecloth. I lost interest and stopped. On the back side of this runner, there's two missing little circles! When I decided to use it, it was too late to fix it! The pattern had been long gone for ages. I guess I could sit down and figure out how to make the little circles, but shoot, not now! Oh, my goodness! Just don't tell anyone! ;)

Are these precious or what? I printed these little silhouettes out and framed them. I didn't do anything illegal, they were on some free sites and I'm sorry I don't remember which ones. :(


I saw this sweet idea on one of your blogs, again I can't remember which one! I'm so bad! I loved the idea of taking olden Bibles and tying them up with a ribbon. Thank you for the idea! The two bottom ones belonged to my Daddy and the top one was mine that I used when I was a little girl. Floral, made by me, in an olden vase. Did you recognize my fauxs! I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me!


I tried so hard to get a good photo of each side of the dresser, but the glare on the glass of the pictures made it a tiny bit difficult! I'll tell you about this side. The top picture is by the wonderful olden artist, Harrison Fisher, and it's called 'The Greatest Moments of a Girl's Life". Then I made a shadowbox filled with dried flowers from my daughter's wedding circling her wedding invitation! The little silhouette picture (it's really a needlepoint) was sent to me by a sweet blogging friend because she said it reminded her of my little Note Songs girl. Wasn't that sweet?


This is the Mother side! :) The baby in the dark frame and rounded glass is my dear Mother! The golden framed picture is Mr. Precious' mother. The cut out of the mat at the bottom of the picture holds a little baby's beaded necklace that Mr. Precious' mother is wearing in those three pictures! Just the sweetest thing.

I'm blessed to have many quilts made by my Mother. So a quilt rack is very appropriate in here.
Hanging above on the wall are pictures of olden historic homes here in Galveston. We go on the spring home tour each year and I always buy a little picture. I have more that need to be framed.

Chloe Dawn! Where are you going? She's trying to sneak out! I've had her working her little paws off and she just wants to take a little nap!


Well, Dear Ones, there you have it ~ my guest room. I love you all so much and feel so comfortable with you coming to see me, I didn't even vacuum the carpet! :)

Now, I'm keeping the little lamp on and I'll be waiting for your arrival!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Four Poster Bed

It was just boards of rough cut pine
And a quilt of patch work cotton
A place to lay your body down was that big four poster bed

Daddy built it out of pine two days before the wedding
They say the neighbours cheered and hollered till his face got red
And Mama brought the feather pillows and some handmade bedding
And they spent their wedding night in that big four poster bed
That night they swore like that bed their love would last forever
And they'd ask no more of life than the simple things they had
So they planed there future as they laid close together
And later I was born there in that big four poster bed

It was just some boards of rough cut pine
And a quilt of patch work cotton
A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head
A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in
Clouds and chasing rainbows was that big four poster bed

I remember as a child waking up on a winter morning
With Sound of laughing voices and the smell of baking bread
And running across that coal wood floor jumping there with them
And Lord, I felt so safe and warm in that big four poster bed

The day that Daddy died, he whispered something soft to mama
To this day she's never told a soul the words he said
She just smiled through her tears and held his hand and nodded
And my Daddy looked so much at rest in that big four poster bed

It was just some boards of rough cut pine
And a quilt of patchwork cotton
A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head
A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in
Clouds and chasing rainbows was that big four poster bed

Now time has dried up all the tears here I stand a woman
Your arms reach out to touch my soul, your sweet words turn my head
Darling, won't you tell me first this will be forever
Before you lead me up the stairs to that big four poster bed
'Cause only love has ever touched, that big four poster bed

Yes, it was just some boards of rough cut pine
And a quilt of patchwork cotton
A place to lay your body down, a place to rest your head
A field of fluffy mountains for a little girl to hide in
Clouds and chasing rainbows was that big four poster bed
~sung by Brenda Lee